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DEEP DIVE

Japan Times
BUSINESS / Deep Dive
Nov 18, 2018
Japan's IT firms enthusiastically open doors to overseas tech workers
The dozens of young Chinese engineers looked nervous, but eager, as they presented their work in English during a hack-athon in September at the high-rise Roppongi Hills complex in Tokyo.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies / Deep Dive
Nov 18, 2018
Miyazaki finds solution to IT labor crunch thousands of kilometers away
Like many of Japan's smaller cities, Miyazaki has been hit by a growing labor crunch, a trend highlighted by the mere 56.8 percent of high school graduates that chose to remain in the prefecture to work — third-worst among the 47 prefectures.
Japan Times
JAPAN / History / Deep Dive
Oct 5, 2018
Tokyo's famed Tsukiji fish market, opened in the wake of Kanto quake, reaches an end
Old-fashioned and full of nostalgia, the renowned Tsukiji fish market is at its busiest before dawn.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Society / Deep Dive
Sep 18, 2018
Japan's 'danchi': Public housing blocks highlight the complexity of interculturalism
Stroll through Shibazono Danchi in Kawaguchi, Saitama Prefecture, on a weekend and you will find children shrieking with glee. They run across its communal playground or splash about in the fountain of the public housing complex as elderly residents enjoy leisurely walks in the background. Apartment blocks as high as 15 floors, their balconies dotted with drying laundry, tower over a courtyard lined with trees.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Deep Dive
Jul 26, 2018
Sushi's balancing act: Tradition versus adaptation
For leading food critic Masuhiro Yamamoto, sushi is part food, part theater, a dining experience unique among Japanese culinary traditions. From the closed-off tuna auctions of Tsukiji to the chefs who meticulously craft morsels of fish for loyal customers, each player has a role to play in this carefully scripted world.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Deep Dive
Jul 26, 2018
Edomae: Sushi made to stand the test of time
What is Edomae sushi?
Japan Times
JAPAN / Deep Dive
Jul 26, 2018
Dining out in Tokyo in the age of gastro-tourism
Tokyo: It's the world's greatest dining city. Twenty years ago this assertion — one I delighted in dropping into conversations whenever possible — would have been met with bemusement if not ridicule, especially among the gourmets of Paris or New York. These days, few seriously dispute it. In terms of both quantity and quality — the sheer number of restaurants and the depth of Japanese food culture — nowhere else comes close.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Deep Dive
Jul 26, 2018
Social-media influencers exert formidable impact on sushi scene
Social-media influencers are quickly becoming one of the largest forces in Japan's sushi industry, driving customer traffic at some of the country's most renowned restaurants with the tap of a screen.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Deep Dive
Jun 17, 2018
Medical institutions offering treatment in multiple languages make Japan a haven for foreign patients
For foreign residents and tourists who don't understand Japanese, seeking medical attention can be stressful because few doctors are proficient in English.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Society / Deep Dive
Jun 17, 2018
As tourism numbers spike, Japan's hospitals face payment and language challenges
For a Filipino man visiting Tokyo in May last year, the tour of the capital was supposed to be a fun sightseeing trip.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Society / Deep Dive
Jun 17, 2018
Travelers without insurance cause headaches for Japan's hospitals
Are you insured?
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Tech / Deep Dive
May 20, 2018
Drone deliveries ready to soar in Japan but lingering issues likely to keep post office in business
A drone carrying a package sails through the air, touching down to make a delivery right on a customer's doorstep.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Tech / Deep Dive
May 20, 2018
Pilot schools cash in as drone business takes off in Japan
As Japan positions itself to take advantage of the growing trend in drones, another sector is popping up in the promising market — drone schools.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Tech / Deep Dive
May 20, 2018
From office watcher to farm protector and crop duster, unmanned aircraft playing unusual roles
At exactly 5 p.m. one recent Friday at Taisei Co., a flying drone alerted workers at the building maintenance firm that the day's work was done.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Deep Dive
Apr 19, 2018
Dual citizenship in Japan: A 'don’t ask, don’t tell' policy leaves many in the dark
Do you have to renounce citizenship? Do you switch passports at the airport? Has anyone ever been punished? Dual nationals tell their stories.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Crime & Legal / Deep Dive
Mar 20, 2018
Children of condemned Aum guru Shoko Asahara reviled by society as criminals
In the early hours of May 16, 1995, police raided the Aum Shinrikyo cult's facilities in Kamikuishiki, Yamanashi Prefecture. At 9:45 a.m., cult founder Shoko Asahara, whose real name is Chizuo Matsumoto, was arrested and taken into custody.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Crime & Legal / Deep Dive
Mar 19, 2018
1995 Aum sarin attack on Tokyo subway still haunts, leaving questions unanswered
Hitoshi Jin describes his younger brother spending the booming 1980s "cult surfing," exploring what new religions had to offer to fill the gaping spiritual void left by a childhood scarred by an abusive father.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Markets / Deep Dive
Feb 18, 2018
Cryptocurrency boom: A fading fad or real innovation?
The ¥58 billion digital token heist at Tokyo-based exchange Coincheck last month reminded many of the infamous Mt. Gox fiasco in 2014 and renewed debate on a critical question: Is the cryptocurrency boom a fad or a prelude to real innovation?
BUSINESS / Markets / Deep Dive
Feb 18, 2018
A guide to common cryptocurrency terms
Perplexed by the world of cryptocurrencies? Here's a quick primore of the industry terms.
BUSINESS / Markets / Deep Dive
Feb 18, 2018
Cryptoprofits are taxable — have you filed?
Many people probably gambled on the cryptocurrency investment boom last year, and some might even have been lucky enough to earn a fortune. But any profits come at a price.

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